Galena, Gjudurska Mine, Zlatograd District, Southern Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria, Mined 2010, Small Cabinet 4.0 x 6.0 x 8.0 cm, $250. Online 11/2.
Bright silvery metallic galena on drusy quartz matrix. The specimen really displays well with the crystals nicely separated on matrix rather than in typical close-nit groups that cover matrix uniformly. Advance mining in 2010: these stopes are now mined out. New material from Madan and Zlatograd has declined to a trickle of specimens when compared to the fantastic producing days just a few years ago. Crystal on upper left edge is cleaved on left side. Two minor nicks on interior crystals, else wise good.